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Director's Message

Friday, January 22, 2021

Hello CRSS Families,
It has been a wonderful week welcoming back our K-2 students to full-time, in-person learning, and our 6-8 students to A/B hybrid learning. We cannot wait for grades 3-5 to join us for full-time, in-person learning starting February 2. With students on campus, it's starting to feel like a school again. It is such a joy walking down the hallway and hearing children's laughter, watching them snowshoe at recess, and recycle after lunch. This was all today! I also observed children reading short stories, preparing for a social studies test and listening to a story about water conservation. This is truly a school that celebrates the environment and spending time outdoors! 

Now that we are back into the swing of things, I wanted to give you a few reminders about morning drop-off for those who drive your child to school. Morning drop off begins at 7:50am and ends at 8:05am. If you arrive before 7:50am, please have your child wait in your car until 7:50am. We want to ensure our staff is in place to welcome them. If you arrive after 8:05am, please park your car in a designated parking spot and come into Old Main to sign your child in. Your child will be marked tardy after 8:05am. Afternoon pick-up is from 2:50-3:05pm. 

Starting on Monday, January 25 we will have yard signs available for you to take during afternoon pick-up. We encourage families to post a sign in your yard, advertising our great school to the community. We are enrolling now for the 2021-2022 school year and you can help us get the word out by putting a CRSS sign in your yard until the lottery on March 11. After the lottery we will ask for the signs back if they are in good shape. (See a yard sign below.)
Theresa Gunderson
Interim Executive Director

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Cannon River STEM School New Substitute System

Coming Soon! Cannon River STEM School will be partnering with Frontline Absence Management, formerly Aesop, for our Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals. Please watch for more details. If you are interested in being a substitute please contact Jennifer Clark at

CRSS Student City of Faribault 2020 Stormwater Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Cannon River STEM School Students who were selected as winners of the City of Faribault 2020 Stormwater Poster Contest. This contest was held in collaboration with the Cannon River Watershed Partnership. All of these students received an award of various types, which could have included Faribault Aquatic Center Tickets, Open Gym Punch Cards, Park & Rec Bags and T-Shirts, etc. Name listed below poster is the artist and winner. (Please click on the article title to view the whole article, including winning posters with names.)
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Cannon River STEM School Current Learning Plan

CRSS will return to in person learning for K-2 on January 19, 2021 and 3-5 on February 2, 2021, and will resume the A/B Hybrid Model for 6-8 on January 19, 2021. Please click on the article title to be taken to the page with our current learning plan for more details.
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Cannon River STEM School Tab Challenge

On your mark, get set, start collecting! Cannon River STEM School collects tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Click on article title to see a graphic with more information.
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  • 500 Student Service Hours per Month
  • 300+ Outdoor Hours per School Year
  • 50 Pounds Composted per Day
  • 1+ Miles of Outdoor Trails